Side Effects

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Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. cough
  3. fever or chills
  4. tightness in the chest
  5. troubled breathing


  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. decreased appetite
  3. diarrhea
  4. fast, shallow breathing
  5. general feeling of discomfort
  6. muscle pain or cramping
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. bone pain
  3. changes in urination
  4. confusion
  5. convulsions or seizures
  6. depression
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. increased blood pressure
  9. increased thirst
  10. muscle twitching
  11. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  12. stupor
  13. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  14. vomiting
  15. weight gain
  16. yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. pain
  4. redness of the skin
  5. skin rash, itching skin, hives or welts

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. heartburn or indigestion
  3. joint pain or swelling
  4. muscle pains or stiffness
  5. passing of gas
  6. redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  7. weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.